Eyes and vision are the most important part of our everyday life. However, this organ is the one that is used most carelessly, as proven by the increasing number of people with weaker visions. There are several methods to improve the weak vision; laser surgery, spectacles and proper diet tops the list. Another remedial method is there that is far more benefitting than any other is. It is doing the eye exercises with the correct precision and method. Bates eye exercises is one popular type that has brought about great results for many people.
The causes of weaker vision can make a list that goes on. All causes result in one problem; weaker vision, be it be near-sightedness, far-sightedness or any other condition like astigmatism. The theory acting as the base to bates eye exercises is his claim that all problems result because of the weaker ciliary muscles. The knots in the eye muscles caused by excessive strain lead to deterioration of the vision.
Bates eye exercises include palming, visualization, movement and sunning.
Palming is an exercise that involves covering both the eyes with the palm of the hands. It brings about relaxation as it blocks out the complete light and gives the feeling of pitch-blackness.
Almost all of bates eye exercises are centred on relaxation because, he feels that this is the key to perfect the vision. To check the level of the relaxed eye, it is helpful to imagine black. The eye is most relaxed when the blacker image appears at its peak while its image is the smallest. For some people, visualizing a colored pattern helps instead of black.
Another theory underlying bates eye exercises involve the process of movement. He believed that imagining an oscillating swing with eyes closed checks the movement. Shorter the period of the swing, greater is the chances of acquiring a perfect vision. A simpler concept involves moving the eye up and down, and side to side.
Sunning is exposure of the eyes to direct sunlight and it is believed to cure the eye. Exposure of the white part of the sun for a few seconds is beneficial. With eyes closed, this treatment is done for longer times.
Bates eye exercises bring about results that are more promising when they incorporate with proper diet intake. The combined effect strengthens the eye muscles and improve vision.